Police in Chicago, Illinois, have reportedly taken someone into custody hours after the battered body of a 2-year-old boy was found stuffed in a trash bag.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the slain toddler as Mateo Garcia Aguayo. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Aguayo was found unresponsive on the third-floor of his apartment in Little Village on Wednesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
WLS-TV reported that police said the child suffered severe trauma and fatal stab wounds and that he was stuffed in a bag found on the kitchen floor.
According to the Sun-Times, police revealed that the child’s wounds went so deep that he was nearly decapitated.
Additionally, the Medical Examiner’s Office found that Aguayo died of an incised wound of the neck and ruled his death a homicide.
The suspect, who has not been identified, fled the home after the attack. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the fatal incident appears to be domestic in nature.
Guglielmi also mentioned that relatives called police after the suspect became deceptive when being asked about the child. The Chicago Tribune reported that the FBI and Illinois State Police apprehended the suspect during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in Kankakee County.
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[Featured Image: Mateo Garcia Aguayo/WLS-TV]